The Mission of the Panhandle Watershed Alliance (PWA) is to develop and enhance a holistic and regional water quality approach for six northwest Florida and south Alabama watersheds from the Perdido to St. Andrew Bay.
The PWA will serve as a conduit and networking organization connecting PWA citizen-based monitoring teams; other water quality monitoring groups; agencies charged with water quality protection, restoration, and enforcement; academia; and other concerned citizens.
The PWA will serve as the clearing house for regional water quality data and identify status, trends, and gaps. This Tier 1 monitoring approach will provide reliable, viable and usable data to the public and resource managers in order to identify and prioritize threats to the ecosystem. We will accomplish our mission through science-based approaches, education and outreach for the communities within these watersheds:
- Perdido Watershed;
- Escambia/Conecuh Watershed;
- Blackwater Watershed;
- Yellow/Shoal Watershed;
- Choctawhatchee Watershed; and
- St. Andrew Bay Watershed.
Figure 1. The Panhandle Watershed Alliance Landscape represents 13,233 square miles.